Tenplay is Channel Ten's catch-up TV and live streaming portal that allows you to watch shows from Ten, Eleven and One, as well as sport and news, whenever it suits you.
If you have a busy schedule that means you could miss a crucial episode of Masterchef or The Project, Tenplay's got your back - and the best bit? It's absolutely free.
Best Shows to Watch on Tenplay
As you can imagine, with three channels covered (Ten, Eleven and One) plus news and sports, there are literally hundreds of TV shows to watch on Tenplay. Bear in mind that while many shows are available on Tenplay once they've aired, some can take a few hours to appear on the service.
Top shows include:
- The Project
- This Is Us
- Body Hack 2.0
- The Bachelor & The Bachelorette
- Australian Survivor
- I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
- The Graham Norton Show
Live Streaming on Tenplay
While many people use Tenplay to catch up on shoes they've missed, it is also possible to watch LIVE shows on Tenplay - excellent if you must watch something as it airs, but don't have access to a TV.
To watch live streaming, head to the WATCH LIVE tab on the Tenplay app.
How to Use Tenplay
There are a three different ways to use Tenplay to view on-demand TV shows:
1. Use Tenplay via the Tenplaywebsite
This is as simple as heading to Tenplay and browsing for your favourite shows. Tenplay advises use of PC, MAC or Linux computers, with compatible browsers including Safari (version 8 or higher), Chrome (version 30 or higher) or Internet Explorer (version 11 or higher).
To find your favourite shows, select SHOWS and browse by an alphabetised list, genre or channel.
2. Use Tenplay on a mobile device
The Tenplay mobile app makes it possible for you to watch catch-up TV pretty much wherever you go. This is fabulous for travelling, using public transport, or when the kids are monopolising the TV with a Goosebumps binge when you really need to know what happened on Masterchef last night!
All Tenplay apps are FREE.
3. Use Tenplay on your TV
First things first: you need an internet-enabled TV. Tenplay is a streaming service and as such you'll need fast internet, with a reasonable amount of data to get the most out of the service.
One some internet-enabled Smart TVs, the Tenplay app will come built in. On select Sony Bravia TVs you can download the app directly to your TV. For all other TVs, you can access the Tenplay portal via a streaming service such as:
NOTE: you can also access the Tenplay app via your XBox One console.
Data usage with Tenplay
Like any streaming service, it really depends on how much you intend on watching and the quality of your viewing. As a general indication, you may use around 1 GB per hour for SD viewing (standard definition), or up to 3 GB per hour for HD (high definition) viewing.
While you don't have to sign up to Tenplay to enjoy viewing a huge number of shows, there are benefits of becoming a member if it's a service you will use regularly, including being able to:
- Tracking your favourite programs
- Create your own playlists
- Receive special offers and updates
Click here to sign up to Tenplay. You'll need an email address, and you will have to set up a password. It's as simple as that!
Is Tenplay really free?
Yes! You won't have to pay anything to view shows on Tenplay, but you have to bear in mind there will be costs attached to data usage via an internet service provider.
How soon after a TV show has aired can I watch it on Tenplay?
Usually you won't have to wait long at all; some content can be available to view right after the show has aired, but some (particularly live shows) may take a few hours to appear on the Tenplay list.
Why doesn't Tenplay have every TV show that has appeared on Ten, Eleven or One?
Due to licensing, not all shows can be watched on Tenplay. If the show does not appear, that is the likely reason why.
Why aren't all shows permanently available on Tenplay?
Again, this has to do with licensing arrangements. Some licensed content may only be available for up to 30 days. You'll find that most shows produced by Ten (such as Masterchef, Survivor etc) will be available for a much longer period.
How do I contact Tenplay?
Direct contact numbers for Tenplay support can be found here.